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  • Museum of Making Music - The Harp
    Coast Strings Outreach Partnerships Music Teachers Support Become a Member Become a Volunteer Special Funds Donor Recognition Donate to MoMM News Press Room Media Coverage Notes Newsletter Shop Browse Store Policies Privacy Policy March 23 2013 September 30 2013 Breaking free of its rarefied profile and lofty reputation the harp takes the leading role in a new exhibit The Harp A Global Story of Man Music and Medicine confronts stereotypes

    Original URL path: http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/harp (2016-02-18)
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  • Museum of Making Music - Celebrating 30 Years of MIDI
    music MIDI technology debuts a display at the Museum of Making Music that will be on exhibit now through 2014 The display created in partnership with the MIDI Manufacturers Association invites guests to experience Musical Instrument Digital Interface MIDI technology personally using a touch screen interface and a fun to play YouRock Guitar YouRock donated the interactive instrument which effectively demonstrates the versatility of MIDI technology when applied to an instrument The display also incorporates early MIDI compatible synthesizers keyboards and MIDI enabled instruments to illustrate the early manifestations of the technology over the years This innovative and groundbreaking communication interface protocol that makes music more accessible and gives musicians a vast array of expressive tools was first demonstrated at the NAMM Show in 1983 Originally developed for composing and creating music MIDI technology has evolved in the last 30 years to include applications for computers cell phones interactive games and other electronic products MIDI was awarded a coveted Technical GRAMMY Award in 2013 MIDI dramatically changed music making 30 years ago when two competing manufacturers enabled their electronic keyboards to talk to each other said Tom White President CEO of the MIDI Manufacturers Association MMA MIDI makes it possible for musicians to do more by giving them control over multiple instruments and sounds at one time and by enabling computers including some tablets and smart phones to record edit and notate musical performances he said This exhibit shows the evolution of MIDI products and demonstrates why MIDI will continue to have a significant impact on the musical instrument business in the future MIDI applications have become increasingly ubiquitous in the writing and performance of popular recorded music MIDI equipped electronic keyboards aka synthesizers computers using sequencers and digital audio workstations digital drums strings guitars and other MIDI enabled instruments

    Original URL path: http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/exhibits/past/258-midi-30 (2016-02-18)
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  • Museum of Making Music - The Sound of Sax
    MoMM News Press Room Media Coverage Notes Newsletter Shop Browse Store Policies Privacy Policy The Sound of Sax Jump to The Sound of Sax Adolph Sax Invented or Evolved An Early Love Affair Sax and Jazz A Timeless Cycle Wrapped in Brass Siren of Satan The Cycle Continues Bibliography Page 1 of 10 THE SOUND OF SAX When Adolphe Sax received his patent for the saxophone in 1846 Europe throbbed with the beat of the Industrial Revolution It was a time of invention and innovation That year the first practical sewing machine unleashed a garment industry Publishers praised the first cylinder printing press And Charles Darwin shook the scientific community with his third book about natural selection The Sound of Sax played just as loud A woodwind with a revolutionary conical bore the sax immediately won praise from composers as the most beautiful kind of sound they had ever heard Due to its power the saxophone soon secured favor with military bands in Europe and America But with voice like qualities and unprecedented flexibility it was destined for a much bigger stage The saxophone s popularity exploded in America Vaudeville audiences frolicked to the sax s comical tones Dancers swung

    Original URL path: http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/exhibits/past/161-saxophone (2016-02-18)
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  • Museum of Making Music - Roots of Reeds
    Outreach Partnerships Music Teachers Support Become a Member Become a Volunteer Special Funds Donor Recognition Donate to MoMM News Press Room Media Coverage Notes Newsletter Shop Browse Store Policies Privacy Policy Roots of Reeds September 2011 March 2012 Centuries before oboes clarinets and saxophones were created in Europe people in the Arab world Persia Central and East Asia were inventing and playing a wide variety of reed instruments Through exploration

    Original URL path: http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/exhibits/past/95-reed-intro (2016-02-18)
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  • Museum of Making Music - Roots of Reeds
    America cultures in the Middle East Persia Central and East Asia were inventing and playing a wide variety of reed instruments As they travelled they brought along these instruments Some went east to Asia some south to India and Africa and others north and west to Europe Many of our modern instruments are descendants of these early folk instruments Through exploration of ancient roots of modern reed instruments their evolution and modern innovations in Europe and in American this exhibition retraces the long and winding roads used to bring us where we are today This exhibition presents an overview of the entire reed instrument family and highlights rare and unique examples of instruments from Asia and the Middle East comparing and contrasting them with modern day instruments made in Europe and the U S One of the special highlights is a collection of Asian free reeds or mouth organs that are displayed side by side with commercially produced colorful examples of European free reeds including the harmonica concertina bandonion accordion and reed organettes dating back to the 1800s This exhibition was developed in collaboration with Randy Raine Reusch of Vancouver a multi instrumentalist expert and avid collector of traditional Asian

    Original URL path: http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/roots-of-reeds (2016-02-18)
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  • Museum of Making Music - The Art of the Stompbox
    Lab Families Kids Programs for Adults New Horizons Band North Coast Strings Outreach Partnerships Music Teachers Support Become a Member Become a Volunteer Special Funds Donor Recognition Donate to MoMM News Press Room Media Coverage Notes Newsletter Shop Browse Store Policies Privacy Policy The Art of the Stompbox June 2010 September 2010 The Art of the Stompbox highlights the development and use of effects pedals in American popular and experimental

    Original URL path: http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/exhibits/past/167-stompbox (2016-02-18)
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  • Museum of Making Music - About the Exhibit
    artistic expression that go into the design and construction of these devices is both surprising and mind boggling Thus the exhibition has been developed to focus on the look of the pedals as well as their sound Special focus is placed on the industrial design of the pedal enclosures as well as the growing movement of designer art stompboxes produced by individual builders boutique companies often in collaboration with artists Sometimes these pedals are hand painted and other times the surface graphics are applied with silkscreen or other novel application techniques The stompbox movement reflects an increasing emphasis on the use of effects as tools to achieve unique and signature expressions in sound and tone Musicians not only aspire to reproduce classic sounds and effects from past musical icons but also push to create new sounds This sound that originates from within the mind of the artist must first be produced physically on the instrument carefully altered and processed through layers of interfaces or devices in which effects pedals play a principal role in what is heard Here art and science are married to become a dynamic medium of expression At the fundamental level effects pedals and other sound processing

    Original URL path: http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/stompbox (2016-02-18)
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  • Museum of Making Music - ON! The Beginnings of the Electric Sound Generation
    Guitar Lab Families Kids Programs for Adults New Horizons Band North Coast Strings Outreach Partnerships Music Teachers Support Become a Member Become a Volunteer Special Funds Donor Recognition Donate to MoMM News Press Room Media Coverage Notes Newsletter Shop Browse Store Policies Privacy Policy ON The Beginnings of the Electric Sound Generation September 2009 March 2011 ON focuses on the period between 1900 and 1965 when innovators worked to harness

    Original URL path: http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/exhibits/past/75-on (2016-02-18)
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